Legal Services for Horse People and Businesses

Joanne L. Belasco, Esq.I’m Jo Belasco, Esq. As a lifelong horsewoman and a horse professional for more than 20 years, I help my equine law clients use the law as a tool to make their lives with horses more peaceful, enjoyable, and profitable. I understand your equine issues in a way that other attorneys simply can’t because they don’t know the world of horses like I do. As a horse professional myself, I understand the business matters you need to address to be successful, whether you have a for-profit or non-profit business. I have been a horsewoman for more than 45 years, so I understand the personal horse issues that can be helped with legal tools such as estate planning documents or contracts. While I focus on equine law, I also do non-horse-related estate planning, business law, and trademark and copyright law in certain circumstances.

Trademark & Copyright

Protect your equine business brand with trademark and copyright registrations.

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Equine liability releases, horse leases, sales contracts, boarding contracts, and more.

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Business Law

Form the right business entity and get business legal advice for a successful equine business.

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Estate Planning

Equine estate planning protects you, your family, your horse, and your horse business.

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Nonprofit Law

Form a federal horse nonprofit and make sure it remains in compliance with federal law.

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Business Consulting

Equine business consulting can turn your passion into a successful business.

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I use the law to serve you, your horse, and your horse business. I understand that you want to make sure your estate planning reflects your love for your horse as well as your human family and that provides for both your horse’s and your family’s needs. It is hard to run a horse business, and I know how important it is to have clear business planning and correct legal documents to help you and your business succeed. You work hard to build a good reputation in the horse community, and you want your brand protected with a trademark and your creative work protected with copyright registration. I know details and nuances about horses and horse businesses that allow me to draft comprehensive equine legal contracts. I help you navigate the state and federal laws and regulations so you can start an equine nonprofit, such as a horse rescue or an equine-assisted therapy program. I accept a limited number of litigation cases where I believe my legal and equestrian expertise will help an owner or horse get compensation for a legal injustice. I also do some non-horse-related estate planning, business law, and trademark and copyright law.

My law firm has been virtual since it’s beginning, so I know how to work with you via email, phone, or Skype/Zoom, to keep you safe during the COVID19 pandemic. I offer flat-rate fees for most of my services, which saves you money and lets you budget for necessary legal work. While I am a Massachusetts-licensed attorney, I work nationally and internationally on trademark, copyright, and federal nonprofit issues, as well as with my equine business consulting services. If you are not a resident of Massachusetts or doing horse business there, I can help you with my network of attorneys throughout the country.

Explore this website and learn about the different legal and business services I provide to the horse community.

Contact me today to see how I can help you, your horse, and your horse business.